The Great Campfire Debate
Several years back, just after my wife and I had re-entered the world of camping we experienced a weekend of campers that for some reason had to have their (and consequently our) nights brighter, more lit up than the daytime. The beauty of the moon and the starry sky all but disappeared and was replaced with LED lights and brightly lit RV string party lights hanging from every conceivable, available area on the exterior of their trailers and RV’s.
Cactuses, Chili Peppers and Lanterns
There were hanging cactuses and chili peppers and I think someone figured out how to shop for Chinese paper lanterns wholesale. And, on top of all of this nonsense the owners of these eye sores were all inside their rolling resorts leaving individuals such as us to admire their incredible insensitivity.
So when we returned home I immediately found the forums where we had learned so much about camping and very quickly I was plunged deeply into the heated debate centered around RV party string lights and such!
A Little Research
Now, I had seen many debates and discussions centered on all kinds of issues and topics but I had never quite seen this big of a debate with such adamant opinions. It was almost like experiencing a heated political debate including flying objects. It finally fizzled out for the most part but totally without any true resolve.
A Question for Ya’
So, my questions to you are these: Are you the type of camper that really enjoys and insists on irritating everyone around you with everything from lighting up a regular Coleman lantern until the wee hours of the morning, to hanging RV party lights on everything within your campsite?
Or are you the individual that can’t wait ’til the sun is down and there’s nothing but a campfire and a heavenly host of billions upon billions of stars in a moon lit sky? Is there a way for all of us to camp together and be happy? I’d appreciate each and everyone’s opinion. I would love to hear your solution!
By RC Stude